Stonington’s budget vote is Tuesday, May 8. It’s extremely important for all to exercise their right to vote.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in three polling places in town:
Residents of the First (Stonington) and Third (Deans Mill) districts vote at the Stonington Firehouse in the Borough.
Residents of the Second (Pawcatuck) district vote at the Pawcatuck firehouse on Liberty Street.
Residents of the Fourth (Mystic) and Fifth (Old Mystic) districts vote at the Hoxie firehouse in downtown Mystic.
A “yes” vote implies the budget should remain as is – that there should be no further cuts.
A “no” vote implies more cuts should be made, including cuts to the school budget.
Currently the school budget includes:
Math support for elementary and middle school students.
Additional administrative support at West Broad/West Vine.
Additional mental health supports at Mystic Middle.
A summer academy for at-risk high school students.
Additional world language personnel at the high school.
Restoration of funds for high school athletics.
Supports to maximize instructional technology.
In addition, the budget:
Maintains target class sizes
Maintains current student programming
Supports the district’s strategic plan